Are You Living A Successful Weight Loss Lifestyle?
Are You Living The Right Lifestyle For Losing Weight?
A popular trend right now in weight loss doesn’t have anything to do with trying different diets or doing intense workouts; the focus is now on making a dynamic shift in lifestyle. Forget about counting every calorie only to lose a few pounds that seem to return with a vengeance.
Do you spend so much time working out at the gym that the receptionist knows you better than your housemates right now? Perhaps, like many, you’re exercising at your limit and seeing few results.
The fact is, fad diets are worthless, but most people participate in them four times every year. While exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle, it will not just magically burn off excess fat. Countless studies have shown that aside from diet and exercise, changing your lifestyle is more effective in terms of trying to lose weight in the long run. There are examples of people who have made changes, and then gone on to lose and keep off over 60 pounds of weight. Here’s how – and why – it works:
1 Eating habits.
Eat the right foods. Stop trying to confuse calories with some hard to solve mathematical equations. When you eat more calories than you burn off, your weight will increase. If you shift your diet towards healthy, lean foods throughout, it gets a lot less important to micro-manage every portion and every calorie. Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits in addition to whole grains and lean proteins will mean that the calories you are eating are in fact useful to your body, containing essential nutrients, rather than the empty calories that come with junk food and refined grains.
B. Exercise practically. Around 90% of individuals that have succeeded in weight loss from lifestyle changes, all walk for at least one hour each day. It’s as simple as that. You don’t need a gym membership, costly exercise equipment, or endless and boring repetitions of exercise. Even moderate exercise can get the job done as long as you’re consistent.
3. Strong Support.
If the people around you support your effort, you will lose the excess weight. If you are surrounded by people who are not interested in taking care of themselves, it will be more difficult for you to focus on a healthy lifestyle.
4. Getting Enough Rest Did you know that sleepless nights affect your insulin production and that this, in turn, makes it difficult for your brain to regulate your hunger? Without enough rest, you’re not going to make good choices regarding food. Allowing your body to produce sufficient insulin by keeping a good sleep pattern, also helps to regulate metabolism, hence you will have more energy and motivation to stick to regular exercise
V. Document your progress. A weight loss journal is a very effective tool for motivation and other purposes. Keeping track of what is passing your lips, your level of exercise, and the outcome of your efforts, is a sure what to help you keep going on the road to success. Doing this will allow you to see what things work best for you and help you to maintain awareness of your daily behaviors. Keeping an honest journal also has the advantage of showing up problem areas, such as binging on weekends, or when socializing with certain unlike-minded people. People who keep a weight-loss journal six days each week lose twice the amount of weight as those who do not. Use a food journal and see how it can help you.
A transformation of your whole lifestyle will help you lose weight, improve the quality of your life, add years to your lifespan, and help you become more happy and satisfied with your life as a whole. Making changes in your habits can be difficult, but it is necessary if you want to shed pounds and maintain a healthy weight. No fad diet or other unrealistic dietary choice is going to help you. The only thing that you should be doing is making realistic lifestyle changes.